HUESKER to host free webinar on canal lining systems

June 24th, 2019

HUESKER will sponsor a free webinar, “Canal Lining Systems,” on June 27, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EDT. The webinar will focus on HUESKER’s Canal3 lining system. The Canal3 geocomposite provides superior puncture properties for various site conditions from smooth to rough subgrades. Canal3 is cost-effective and reduces installation time due to wider-width materials....

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Environmental Specialties International acquires Patriot Environmental

June 20th, 2019

Environmental Specialties International (ESI), the largest installer and provider of geosynthetic lining materials in the United States, announces that it has acquired Patriot Environmental of Meeker, Okla. Founded in 2012, Patriot has quickly grown to become a leading specialty contractor serving Texas and Oklahoma. Operating from offices in Odessa, Texas, and Meeker, Okla., Patriot is...

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TECNIcart: changing the way sample books are produced

June 20th, 2019

Amzak a major designer and manufacturer of sample books, product decks and swatch cards, has announced that the company has been selected to be the exclusive North American sales office for TECNIcart. Traditional sample merchandising products in the form of sample books are manufactured using real product that must be cut and sized to the...

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Solmax to establish manufacturing facility in Nevada

June 18th, 2019

Solmax announced June 18 that it is expanding its operations and establishing a manufacturing facility in Nevada. The manufacturing facility will be fully operational by mid-2020. Following the successful integration of the Solmax and GSE Environmental businesses into one combined global entity, Solmax’s goal is to continue to grow its industry leadership position in the geosynthetics sector...

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GMA to host Waste Containment System Design III seminar in Syracuse, N.Y.

June 17th, 2019

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) will sponsor the seminar “Waste Containment Design III: An Overview of the Current State of Practice for the Design of Solid Waste Landfill Double-Liner and Final Cover Systems,” July 16–17, at the Crowne Plaza in Syracuse, N.Y. The objective of this third in a series of landfill design seminars is...

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GSI short course on MSE walls, berms and slopes now available on demand

June 17th, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) is sponsoring an online course, “Course 2: Construction Inspection of Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls, Berms and Slopes,” available anytime on the GSI website. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. This online course is focused on the...

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Milliken & Company to acquire Polartec from Versa Capital Management

June 14th, 2019

Milliken & Company, a global diversified manufacturer with more than a century and a half of textile expertise, announced that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Polartec LLC, a global brand known for its innovative performance textiles for outdoor and military apparel, from Versa Capital Management LLC. The acquisition is expected to close in...

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Milliken & Company acquires Andover Healthcare

June 14th, 2019

Milliken & Company, a global innovation company with more than a century of performance and protective textile, specialty chemical and floor covering expertise, has acquired Andover Healthcare, a manufacturer of cohesive bandages and compression systems spanning health care, animal health and sports medicine markets. Joining Milliken Healthcare Products LLC, Milliken & Company’s dedicated health care...

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NCTO and AAFA opposing proposed tariffs on Mexico

June 5th, 2019

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) and American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) sent a letter June 5 to U.S. President Donald J. Trump, opposing the proposed escalation in tariffs for all U.S. imports from Mexico. As the representatives of the apparel and textile supply chain, the organizations represent hundreds of thousands of American...

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Aquafil acquires O’Mara Incorporated

June 5th, 2019

Aquafil S.p.A. has acquired O’Mara Incorporated for a total consideration equal to USD 40.5 million. The deal was completed through the Group’s U.S. subsidiary, Aquafil USA Inc. O’Mara Incorporated, founded in 1970, produces nylon, polypropylene and polyester fibers mainly in solution-dyed colors in its plant based in Rutherford College, N.C. In 2018, O’Mara reported a...

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